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    Cyclone and Viking great Matt Blair will be in attendance at the K-State game according to the athletic department.

    Perhaps my favorite Cyclone of all time. Cannot wait!


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    Re: Cyclone Great Matt Blair in attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    Cyclone and Viking great Matt Blair will be in attendance at the K-State game according to the athletic department.

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    Re: Cyclone Great Matt Blair in attendance

    Pre steroid giants. Pure beast opn the field. Nice guy off.



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    Re: Cyclone Great Matt Blair in attendance

    The "monster man". This dates me, but I went to school at the same time as Matt. Even got to play in a couple of pick-up basketball games against him at Beyer. Great guy off the field......a terror on it. So fast for his size!


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    Re: Cyclone Great Matt Blair in attendance

    This is not entirely correct. Paul Rhoads asked him to come speak to the team today, so he is driving down from MN to do so. He is so far undecided if he will stay for the game tomorrow or not. He has already been to the games vs Tulsa and Tech.



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    Re: Cyclone Great Matt Blair in attendance

    I didn't see him at the other two, so I really hope he is there this week. Long before I was a Cyclone fan, I was a Viking fan during the Fran Tarkenton era. I would love to meet the Matt Blair that was the first linebacker I ever cheered for.



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    Re: Cyclone Great Matt Blair in attendance

    When Johnny Majors was asked where a "Monster Back" lined up, he said "Anywhere he wants to."

    Matt was fast but hit like runaway semi-truck.


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    Re: Cyclone Great Matt Blair in attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    I didn't see him at the other two, so I really hope he is there this week. Long before I was a Cyclone fan, I was a Viking fan during the Fran Tarkenton era. I would love to meet the Matt Blair that was the first linebacker I ever cheered for.
    You can usually see him on the field during the games he is at. Since he retired from football he has been following his passion of photography. He is usually on the field with his camera or in the Jacobson building talking to other alums if they are there.
    He wasn't planning on coming to this game until Rhoads personally asked him to give a speech to the team today. Whether or not he stays will probably be a spur of the moment decision.



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    Re: Cyclone Great Matt Blair in attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by aauummm View Post
    Matt Blair:
    Better pics to show his beast-mode:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidoosh View Post
    Better pics to show his beast-mode:
    Attachment 15640
    Attachment 15641

    That is how I remember him from watching the Vikings as a teenager.



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    Re: Cyclone Great Matt Blair in attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by Skidoosh View Post
    This is not entirely correct. Paul Rhoads asked him to come speak to the team today, so he is driving down from MN to do so. He is so far undecided if he will stay for the game tomorrow or not. He has already been to the games vs Tulsa and Tech.
    This might not be entirely correct. On his call in show Monday, CPR mentioned Matt's visit, with the addendum that he has a son in school here.

    Hesitant about adding the latter part, even though it was on the radio.

    Sat next to Matt Blair at a Spring Game, several years after he retired. Back when the games were still a little later in the year, and warmer. In a tank and shorts, he looked like he could be giving lessons out on the field.




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    Re: Cyclone Great Matt Blair in attendance

    I don't know the guy, but I like to think he'd enjoy watching this defense play. Jake Knott and AJK in particular



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    Re: Cyclone Great Matt Blair in attendance

    My favorite Cyclone of all time. He should have been in a lot more pro bowls with the vikings. Matt Blair played during the Lawrence Taylor period. He deserved better. Class act all the way.



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    Re: Cyclone Great Matt Blair in attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    I didn't see him at the other two, so I really hope he is there this week. Long before I was a Cyclone fan, I was a Viking fan during the Fran Tarkenton era. I would love to meet the Matt Blair that was the first linebacker I ever cheered for.

    Before that who was QB of the"Pop gun offense"



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    Re: Cyclone Great Matt Blair in attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by docholihawk View Post
    My favorite Cyclone of all time. He should have been in a lot more pro bowls with the vikings. Matt Blair played during the Lawrence Taylor period. He deserved better. Class act all the way.
    I completely agree with your sentiment but LT didn't come into the league until the early 80s when Blair was on the backside of his career.



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